The Sea of Galilee, Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is a freshwater lake in Israel. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world, at levels between 215 metres and 209 metres below sea level.
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The city of Galilee is a must-see on your way to Israel, as well as to discover its famous lake, The Sea of Galilee also known as lake Kinneret, Tiberias or Genesareth. Located 700 feet (220 meters) below sea level and fed by the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee is the largest freshwater lake in Israel. The Sea of Galilee imposes itself on all travelers by its splendor. Irresistible for its blue color, the calmness with which it welcomes visitors, it is surrounded by a landscape that offers an enchanting setting. You will also discover impressive archeological sites. This place is a place of pilgrimage for many Christians and Jews, because many episodes of the life of Jesus happened there. It was on the northern shore of this lake that Jesus called his first disciples and began to preach. Tiberias, the largest city on the western shore of the lake, has been considered since the 16th century in Jewish tradition as one of the four holy cities. Mount of Beatitudes is a must-see church and its lush gardens offer a breathtaking view of Lake Galilee in a spiritual atmosphere. It is also the ideal place to admire the sunset reflected in the water of the lake. The national park of Korazim is certainly one of the best preserved ancient cities, if you are fond of antiquity, these ruins are impressive! Those who love to hike will enjoy a good dose of walking, contemplating the beautiful landscape and admiring the many historical buildings. You won't miss the magical moments of swimming, exciting moments of picnic. Take advantage of the campsites set up at the beach of Lake Tiberias to relax. Fishing on this historic lake is unique!
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1 km (0.8 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Capernaum was a fishing village established during the time of the Hasmoneans, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It had a population of about 1,500. Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. A house turned into a church by the Byzantines is believed to have been the home of Saint Peter.
4 km (2.3 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Tabgha is an area situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is traditionally accepted as the place of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus after his Crucifixion.
11 km (7.0 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Tiberias is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Established around 20 CE, it was named in honour of the second emperor of the Roman Empire, Tiberius. In 2018 it had a population of 44,234.
12 km (7.5 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Safed, is a city in the Northern District of Israel. Located at an elevation of 900 metres, Safed is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel.
23 km (14.1 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Masada is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the northern Jordan Valley near the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 360. Although stll called a kibbutz, it has privatised itself in 2006.
34 km (20.8 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Nazareth is the largest city in the Northern District of Israel. Nazareth is known as "the Arab capital of Israel". In 2019 its population was 77,445. The inhabitants are predominantly Arab citizens of Israel, of whom 69% are Muslim and 30.9% Christian.
38 km (23.3 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Klil is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located in the Western Galilee, southeast of Nahariya between Yanuh-Jat and Kafr Yasif, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 685.
41 km (25.7 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
The Dan River is a tributary of the Jordan River. The sources of the river are multiple springs emerging from Tel Dan along underground fault lines.
43 km (26.9 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Beit She'an, also known as Beisan, and historically known as Scythopolis is a city in the Northern District of Israel, which has played an important role in history due to its geographical location at the junction of the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley.
49 km (30.7 miles) away from Sea of Galilee
Rosh HaNikra is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast near the Rosh HaNikra grottoes and the border with Lebanon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,363.